Kris Watts Traded to Washington

The Pittsburgh Pirates traded catcher Kris Watts to the Washington Nationals for cash considerations on Thursday. Watts, 27, appeared in nine games for Triple-A Indianapolis this season where he hit for a .250/.357/.292 line over 24 at-bats. He was drafted by the Pirates in 2006 and split the 2011 season at Double-A Altoona and Indy. After promoting catching prospect Tony Sanchez to Triple-A last week, the Indians had a log jam behind...

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Indians’ Win On Seven Run 9th

Indianapolis Indians  9,  Louisville Bats  4 (Box)   A huge 9th inning, which included a go-ahead RBI by RF Alex Presley and a Grand Slam by CF Starling Marte, gave the Indians a come-from-behind-in-a-big-way victory over the Louisville Bats at Louisville Slugger Field this evening.  Starter Jeff Locke did not figure into the decision, but he pitched 6.1 innings and struck out 11 batters.  The Indians collected 11 hits, with 5...

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Presley And Hague Win The Indians’ Marathon In The 15th

Indianapolis Indians  2,  Louisville Bats  1 (Box)   They had already played “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” again, for the 14th inning stretch.  There had been no scoring for longer than a ballgame usually lasts — 9.5 innings.  And the managers were running out of bullpen options.  Finally, in the bottom of the 15th inning, 4 hours and 33 minutes after the game began, two Indians’ batters were finally able...

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Indians Win Fourth Straight With Homers and Strong Defense

Indianapolis Indians  7,  Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs  2 (Box)   The Indianapolis Indians won their fourth straight game tonight, beating the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs in the second game of this 4-game series.  That gives the Tribe wins in the first four games of this 10-game home stand. Starter Rudy Owens did not have his best stuff, and he had to battle his way through five of the six innings he pitched.  He was persistent, though,...

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Starling Marte Exits With Hand Injury in Indians 4-2 Win

Indianapolis Indians  4,  Louisville Bats  2 (Box)       An 8th-inning rally broke a 2-2 tie to give the Indianapolis Indians the win at Victory Field this afternoon.  The win gives the Tribe a sweep of this brief 2-game series with the Louisville Bats.   Reliever Bryan Morris was the pitcher of record when the Indians scored the winning runs, so he earned the win.  Starter Daniel Cabrera had a much better outing than...

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